1. Is the western world doomed? Watch my latest essay here: vimeo.com/157044515

    "Painting in the Dark: The Struggle for Art in A World Obsessed with Popularity" is the long overdue follow up to the Long Game Parts 1 & 2 which looked at the creative ups and downs of Leonardo da Vinci.

    In this new video essay, I've taken a look at the forgotten difficult years of another celebrated artist and wondered what it means for creative people working today.

    THE LONG GAME PART 1: vimeo.com/84022735
    THE LONG GAME PART 2: vimeo.com/87448006

    Now available in French, German, Spanish & Portuguese!

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    Portuguese Subtitles by Karla Fernandes vitaminak.com.br
    Spanish Translation: Elena Pari tutsplus.com/authors/elena-pari
    French Translation: Otiko Bagaturia
    German Translation: Otiko Bagaturia

    CREDITS:
    Written, Narrated, Directed and Edited by Adam Westbrook
    With thanks to: Chris Oatley, Maike Venhofen, Cody Delistraty, Caroline Vanier, Jamie Norton
    Patreon Beta Testers: Julianne McCartney, Kieron Tarrant, Japjeet Khalsa, Michael Pilosov, Robert Moran, Yiannis Volos, Chris Schaefer, Craig Warren, Brian Augsberger, Yaman, Hunter Reed, Matteo Rovatti.

    Music:
    "Lullaby" by _ghost ccmixter.org/files/_ghost/3631
    "Famous Last Words" by Artemis Strong ccmixter.org/files/artemisstrong/7753
    "Innocent Swim" by Dtseng ccmixter.org/files/dtseng/44161

    Additional music by Audiojungle and Audionetwork

    Images:
    All works of Vincent Van Gogh in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
    Images of T.S. Elliot and Julia Margaret Cameron by kind permission of the National Portrait Gallery, London
    Image of Elizabeth Gilbert by Erik Charlton
    Image of Naquib Mahfouz by Misr2009

    Additional Footage provided by Videohive

    ©Delve.tv 2016

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    All of history's greatest figures achieved success in almost exactly the same way. But rather than celebrating this part of the creative process we ignore it.

    This missing chapter in the story of success reveals the secret to doing meaningful work. But in the modern world, full of distraction, do we have what it takes to do great things?

    The second in a three-part series about creativity.

    WATCH PART ONE: vimeo.com/84022735
    WATCH PART THREE: vimeo.com/151128399

    ====

    Delve Deeper:

    The series was part inspired by Mastery by Robert Greene
    amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009U1U2IU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B009U1U2IU&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21

    You can read more about Leonardo daVinci's difficult years in: "Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession and how Leonard Created the World in his Own Image" by Toby Lester amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1439189242/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1439189242&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21

    This series began life as a couple of essays on Medium
    Difficult medium.com/i-m-h-o/a7f8bdabd67b
    47 years to success medium.com/the-dept-for-dangerous-ideas/8654ee14e4b2

    ====

    Released under a Creative Commons Licence 3.0 - Remix & share with non-commercial attribution

    Credits:

    All paintings and archive in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons & Prelinger Archives
    The Craig Ferguson Show © CBS

    Music released under a Creative Commons Licence

    "Lullaby" by _ghost (soundcloud.com/ghost-14)
    "Hungaria" by Latché Swing (jamendo.com/en/artist/latche_swing_(3)
    "July" by Marcel Pequel (last.fm/music/Marcel+Pequel)
    "One" by Marcel Pequel (last.fm/music/Marcel+Pequel)
    "Todo se precipita a tu alrededor deprisa" by Ruido Blanco

    John Coltrane By Gelderen, Hugo van / Anefo [CC-BY-SA-3.0-nl (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/nl/deed.en)], via Wikimedia Commons
    John Lennon By Roy Kerwood [CC-BY-2.5 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], via Wikimedia Commons
    Sir Alec Guinness By Allan warren → allanwarren.com [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons
    Tim Berners Lee By John S. and James L. Knight Foundation [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    Rafael Nadal By Steven Byles from Singapore, Singapore (Rafael Nadal Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    Steve Jobs By Matthew YoheAido2002 at en.wikipedia [CC-BY-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], from Wikimedia Commons
    Bill Gates By Kees de Vos from The Hague, The Netherlands [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    Richard Branson By David Shankbone [CC-BY-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    Bob Dylan by Chris Hakkens
    Horse statue By Jenny Poole from London, UK (Skopje horse statue Uploaded by raso_mk) [CC-BY-2.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
    Mark Zuckerberg :Credit line on the web (with hyperlink): Guillaume Paumier, CC-BY.
    One Direction: Fiona McKinlay
    Miley Cyrus: Mike Schmid
    Taylor Swift: By Eva Rinaldi from Sydney Australia (Taylor Swift Uploaded by russavia) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

    Subtitles:
    Spanish by Ana Ribera Molinos about.me/anaribera
    Portuguese by Gustavo Silveira
    Mandarin by Eric Lin cafewatercolor.com

    Story Design and Production by Adam Westbrook
    adamwestbrook.co.uk

    Published by
    delve.tv

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    WATCH PART TWO: vimeo.com/87448006
    WATCH PART THREE: vimeo.com/151128399

    Do you ever have that feeling that everyone else is more successful than you?
    If you think that's bad - try being Leonardo Da Vinci.

    This is the first of a two-part series on our distorted view of creativity and success.

    DELVE DEEPER

    For more on Leonardo DaVinci's little known early years take a look at:
    "Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession and how Leonard Created the World in his Own Image" by Toby Lester amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1439189242/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=1439189242&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21
    "Leonardo and the age of the eye" by Ritchie Calder
    "Mastery" by Robert Greene amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B009U1U2IU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B009U1U2IU&linkCode=as2&tag=adammeetsworl-21

    This series began life as a couple of essays on Medium
    Difficult medium.com/i-m-h-o/a7f8bdabd67b
    47 years to success medium.com/the-dept-for-dangerous-ideas/8654ee14e4b2

    Sources:

    All paintings and archive in the Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons & Prelinger Archives
    Ultimate Fails Compilation: youtube.com/watch?v=Ujwod-vqyqA
    The Craig Ferguson Show © CBS

    Music released under a Creative Commons Licence

    "Nola" by Broke for Free soundcloud.com/broke-for-free
    "Lullaby" by _ghost soundcloud.com/ghost-14

    With extracts from:
    "Frozen Star" by Kevin Macleod incompetech.com
    "William Tell Overture" by Giachino Rossini

    Translations:
    Spanish by: Elena Sanchez
    Portuguese: Gustavo Silveira
    Indonesian: Farras Octara
    Mandarin: Eric Lin cafewatercolor.com

    Story Design and Production by Adam Westbrook
    adamwestbrook.co.uk

    Published by
    delve.tv

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